This is my quest for a presentable schwimmwagen. Besides customizers no one has made a schwimmer save 21st Century that is reasonably close. At the start of this project I had no less then 5 other major rebuilds going. This all started as an "I can't stand to work this another day!" diversion from an existing rebuild. I had been staring at that bloated body of my 21st Schwimmer since I first got it. The low detailed rims, giant Tonka tires and a body tub that with a quick glue of a trunk to the hood would resemble the Dumbo Ride at Disney had been plaguing my eyesight for months. While sitting in my chair trying to forget a mold design predicament I suddenly had a brain storm! I grabbed the Schwimmer some masking tape, a marker, a ruler, a darn sharp razor saw and my trusty steed Sir DREMEL. Next thing I know there is the wife with a broom and the Vacuum....."Time to clean up the plastic shavings before bed dear!" she gloated. There will be a lot to this project and I would like to offer some of my custom cast parts if all goes well. For the time being check out the teasers below. Please let me know what you think of the projects and what you would like to see more of. Doesn't really mean I will listen but it might just motivate me into a speedier finish! Thanks as always for all the support!
Dumbo I'm Telling ya!
Lean mean Dumbo
Rear View before after
Gadzooks He's made progress
Hey at least it is progress..........
You sound have seen the dust on this puppy
Just a revamp of 21st's Outdrive
The Master for my recast of a 21st Kubel rim fitted
into a SOTW Rim
And the last for now my cast Tow hooks and mounts
Transmission Tunnel Plug and quick cast
Here is the Balsa Plug I carved and Primed
Next I didn't want to waste RTV mold compound on this so I powdered it and embedded it in "CleanClay".
Then I removed the plug and made the pour...not a perfect cast but a little sanding and hey these were stamped out of sheet metal.
And the new tunnel before finishing
I WILL finish this project